Julian G. Waller on the evolution and innovations behind Russia’s illiberal turn
Ella Rossman reflects on the “new ethics” firing up the Russian public sphere
Sergeу Belanovsky and Anastasia Nikolskaya explore the key features of Russian “democrats” and “imperialists”
Ruslan Moldovanov on the LDPR leader’s recent meeting with foreign nationalists in Moscow in the context of Russian cooperation with far-right politicians in Europe
Mikhail Nemtsev considers how the concept of the “Russian World” was transformed from the niche interest of a few intellectuals to the cornerstone of the Kremlin’s revanchist agenda
Expertise in the humanities and social sciences is increasingly abused for ideological ends, writes Dmitry Dubrovsky
The Kremlin’s assertive foreign policy has pushed the Russian Orthodox Church into international isolation. Was this intentional?
The Russian state is implementing a punitive online law that is leading to crackdowns on an increasingly wide array of social media posts. But it is proving to be a shambolic form of censorship that suffers from judicial overreach and absurd-sounding convictions.
Post-actionism as the aesthetics of Putin’s fourth term
The ideas of counter-cultural figures from the Perestroika years are taking on a new social and political significance in contemporary Russian society
Why the Kremlin is fascinated by classical antiquity